Category Archives for "Work psychology"

Time banditry: How to get away with wasting time at work – new research

Time Banditry

Some people just appear to have the knack of doing very little or wasting time at work and getting away with it! When I was a police officer we had a sergeant who was nicknamed ‘Blister’ as he had a reliable tendency to turn up after the real work had been done. A new study looking at […]

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How our emotions influence work groups and organisations – new research

Emotions at work

Many people in organisations think that emotions just get in the way of rational decision making and thinking. This may not be correct as a new study shows… Emotions as social information (EASI) theory Affective processes Emotional contagion Effective convergence Cognitive processes Behavioural processes Conclusions References   A new study by researchers from the University […]

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Conspiracy theories: what the research says about why people believe them

Conspiracy Theories

Why people believe conspiracy theories: a review of the research     Conspiracy theories are everywhere, particularly on social media.  For examples the various conspiracy theories around 9/11 such as Explosives were planted in the twin towers by the government or government agencies before the attack and that the attack was known about and colluded with by […]

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How to get into flow at work

Getting into flow at work

How people get into flow at work. You know that feeling where you have settled into a nice rhythm and cadence of work, are completely immersed, feeling a sense of progression, enjoyment and motivation? When we achieve a state of flow we tend not to notice the passage of time, as we are wholly focused […]

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Perfectionism: The different types of perfectionist and how they cope

Perfectionism

Researchers have been studying the impact of perfectionism on a range of outcomes. Previous research has found that individuals with higher levels of perfectionism, who experienced stress are significantly more likely to experience emotional distress. This study wanted to see how people cope with perfectionism and stress. Perfectionism Perfectionistic striving Perfectionistic concerns Healthy perfectionists The […]

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